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  • Ride of Silence – join us in Irvine and San Clemente
    March 4, 2014 | 3:23 am

    Ride of Silence

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:30pm City of Irvine City Hall in Irvine, California = or =  San Clemente to Dana Point Wednesday at 6:30pm Join bicyclists across America who take time to remember fellow riders killed or injured on the nation’s highways. A slow easy ride in silence with opportunity to [...]

  • OC Tour de Cure 2012
    September 24, 2012 | 9:31 am

    As one of 83 cycling events in 43 states for diabetes, join over 250 riders as the OC Tour de Cure takes place this Saturday 9/29/12 in Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel. The fundraiser supports nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes through the American Diabetes Association.

    There are 3 road and mountain routes to choose [...]

  • 2012 OC Gran Fondo
    September 23, 2012 | 8:51 am

    If you missed riding in The Tour, the Olympics, or even if you rode both, stretch your legs at a fundraiser on one of the 4 routes offered at the 2012 OC Gran Fondo. While primarily a fundraiser for  “Be A Hero Become A Donor” foundation (BAHBAD) and St. John Neumann Youth Ministry, there’s [...]

  • Road and Trail Closures in South County on 9/23/12
    September 21, 2012 | 5:40 am

    As a public safety message reminder from yesterday’s OC Register regarding road closures in the south county:

    The following roads and trails will be closed to the public between the hours of 06:00 thru 13:00:

    San Juan Creek Bike Trail  – closed between Doheny State Beach and Calle Arroyo La Novia Avenue  – closed between [...]

  • Bike Blvds in Anaheim?
    September 14, 2012 | 9:42 am

    The City of Anaheim is proposing Bicycle Boulevards on Lemon and Santa Ana Streets and want your feedback at an OPEN HOUSE Saturday, September 22, 2012  from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Pearson Park Amphitheatre Patio 401 Lemon Street, Anaheim, CA 92805.

    The proposal includes removing the north bound traffic lane on Lemon St. [...]

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Back Bay closed Saturday morning, 9/20

Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

On Saturday, September 20, Back Bay Drive will be closed to all users (pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles) from San Joaquin Hills Road to Eastbluff Drive (North) from approximately 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for the Annual Upper Newport Bay Cleanup Day.

Should you have specific questions about the event or would like to attend, please visit http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html or http://newportbay.org/stewardship/cleanupday/ or contact the event organizers at (949) 640-1751.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

CHP: “… ride in the center of the roadway.”

Progress comes, eventually

This just posted on the CHP website as 3-Feet law becomes effective today.

Motorists:
- Watch out for bicyclists. Cyclists have the right to use all roads except where specifically excluded (freeways, etc.)
- Give at least three feet when passing, or slow down to a reasonable and safe speed.
- Be patient. If a roadway is too narrow for a cyclist to share with a vehicle, the cyclist has the right to ride in the center of the roadway.

Now, not to niggle, but the CHP actually means “center of the lane.“  Center of the roadway would put you on the center line of the between rows of opposing traffic. But under CVC 21202 we’ve had the right to fully occupy a lane otherwise “too narrow to share,” though until now this vaunted State authority on traffic law has suppressed and denied it, and written thousands of bogus tickets for bicyclists doing the safe and lawful thing.

But, hey, if the 3-Feet law does nothing else, it seems to finally provoke a reasonable perspective from the CHP head office. Now if they’ll just tell the guys in field….

Voice your opinion – South OC bikeways planning

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LZY7VMN

This link will let you rank proposed Bikeways in OCTA’s planning process. Some are off-highway Class 1 trails, some are along “corridors” that include familiar streets and highways. YOUR responses will help prioritize $-tax expenditures on these projects. And please leave your written comments, too.

We need to hear from YOU.

 

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San Clemente’s Bicycle Plan Wins American Planning Award

Brenda Miller, San Clemente’s untiring bike advoc, posted this last night and we reprint it verbatim: Great news to share: the Orange Section of the American Planning Association has awarded the City of San Clemente the top prize in transportation planning in recognition of our new Mobility and Complete Streets Element / Bicycle and Pedestrian [...]